SENATE DOCKET, NO. 223        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 326


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Marc R. Pacheco


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing a moratorium for Commonwealth charter schools.







Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol


Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex


Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk


Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester


Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol


John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex


Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex


John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth


Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex


Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex


Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


John C. Velis

4th Hampden


Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden


Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex


Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex


Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex


James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex


Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex


Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth


Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex


Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk


Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk


Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


Thomas P. Kennedy

Second Plymouth and Bristol


Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex


Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 223        FILED ON: 1/14/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 326

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 326) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Denise Provost, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools.  Education.


SEE SENATE, NO. 257 OF 2013-2014.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court



An Act establishing a moratorium for Commonwealth charter schools.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 71, Section 89, subsection (ii) of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking in its entirety and replacing in place thereof the following:

"(ii) No teacher shall be hired by a commonwealth charter school who is not certified pursuant to Section 38G in accordance with all the rules and regulations of the board of elementary and secondary education.”

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the authority of the board of education to grant commonwealth charters to an applicant pursuant to section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws shall be suspended until September 1, 2018.